I think with luxury goods, the anticipation is always the best part. Savor this time and enjoy many happy hours of obsession. Once you get the shoes and start wearing them, they'll just be things that you wear on your feet and take up closet space (and I mean that in the nicest, most respectful way)
He's either an absolute rookie or possibly such a exhaustive big timer that nothing really matters any more. I suspect the former since he's still enjoying the expectation. Most real big timers are frustrated by that, not enjoying it.